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Google has way to dodge EU Fitbit probe - sources

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Google has way to dodge EU Fitbit probe - sources

Google has way to dodge EU Fitbit probe - sources

Google could avert an EU probe into its planned takeover of Fitbit with a pledge not to use health data to target ads, according to Reuters sources.

Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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